Green Belt Articles

The Barnet Society’s 75th birthday in 2020 was a timely moment to celebrate the local Green Belt that was the original reason for our existence.  A series of articles was published in May and June 2020.

Our founding in 1945 was prompted by the threat to build on the green space that surrounds Chipping Barnet on three sides. Seventy-five years on, it was appropriate to celebrate that countryside – and to review threats and opportunities for its future.

The following five articles are a collaboration between Owen Jones, a longstanding member of the Society and editor of Rambles Round Barnet Parts 1 & 2, and Robin Bishop, who write about the challenges today to the landscape in which each walk is set.

Jun 2020 Barnet’s new regional park?

Jun 2020 Fasten your Green Belt – and prepare for new buildings to land!

Jun 2020 How green is our valley – but for how much longer?

May 2020 May blossom celebrating 75 years of the Barnet Society

May 2020 Barnet’s hidden rhododendron spectacle